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The global tourism sector will grow by 3,3% to 2024, boosted by internet

The global tourism sector will grow by 3,3% to 2024, boosted by internet

The global tourism sector will grow by 3,3% from here to 2024, up to about 3 trillions of dollars, driven by the advance of internet sales, according to data released Monday at the world tourism fair "World Travel Market" (WTM ).

The market analysis company Euromonitor International presented at the WTM its latest trend report, which foresees that in the next three years online reservations will account for 52% of totals, and a quarter those made from the mobile phone, in full digital transformation of the industry.

The global tourism sector will grow by 3,3% from here to 2024, up to about 3 trillions of dollars, driven by the advance of internet sales, according to data released Monday at the world tourism fair "World Travel Market" ( WTM).

The market analysis company Euromonitor International presented at the WTM its latest trend report, which foresees that in the next three years online reservations will account for 52% of totals, and a quarter those made from the mobile phone, in full digital transformation of the industry.

The director of Tourism of Euromonitor, Caroline Bremner, said that the bonanza for the sector is partly due to consumers "increasingly value having experiences, such as traveling."

Thus, a lifestyle survey conducted by this firm, which has analysts in a hundred countries, revealed that 43% of global consumers "prioritize experiences over material possessions" and 78% valued "practices of the real world "in 2019.

On the first day of the fair, which is held until Wednesday at the ExCel site in London, Euromonitor said that national tourism is gaining popularity in the world, especially "due to higher revenues in emerging markets."

This type of inland tourism will grow at an annual rate of 18% up to 2024, up to about 19.000 million trips, compared to about 1.800 million international arrival trips.

In the United Kingdom, one of the factors that drive holidays in national territory or even from home itself - a phenomenon known as "staycation" - is the process of "brexit" or leaving the country of the European Union (EU), extended Now until January 31.

In its last edition before that retreat, the WTM, which celebrates 40 years, has more than 5.000 exhibitors from all over the world, including those of the Spanish tourist office Turespaña, the different Spanish autonomies and those of many Latin American countries.

Today, the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism of the Government of Spain, Reyes Maroto, visited the fair, which revealed its two priorities for the event: attract more British visitors, especially with purchasing power, and lead the global movement towards sustainable tourism.

With contracts for more than 3.500 millions of euros closed at 2018, the "World Travel Market" is a key event for the Spanish tourism sector, given that the United Kingdom is also its main issuing market.

Maroto said that, between today and Tuesday, he will work on "loyalty to the British tourist in holiday tourism but also to attract tourists to other segments, such as nature, sports, culture and heritage or business tourism" .

The latest data on the increase in spending in Spain, released on Monday by the National Statistics Institute (INE), confirm that progress is being made "on the right track" in order to "monetize the country's tourism offer," he said.

According to the INE, Spain received 67,1 millions of foreign tourists between January and September of 2019, which represents an increase of 1,3% with respect to the same period of 2018 -weighing three consecutive months of fall-, and its spending increased by 3% , up to 73.830 million euros.

London, 4 Nov (EFE) .- The global tourism sector will grow by 3,3% from here to 2024, up to about 3 billion, driven by the advance of internet sales, according to data released Monday at the world fair of tourism "World Travel Market" (WTM).

The market analysis company Euromonitor International presented at the WTM its latest trend report, which foresees that in the next three years online reservations will account for 52% of totals, and a quarter those made from the mobile phone, in full digital transformation of the industry.

The director of Tourism of Euromonitor, Caroline Bremner, said that the bonanza for the sector is partly due to consumers "increasingly value having experiences, such as traveling."

Thus, a lifestyle survey conducted by this firm, which has analysts in a hundred countries, revealed that 43% of global consumers "prioritize experiences over material possessions" and 78% valued "practices of the real world "in 2019.

On the first day of the fair, which is held until Wednesday at the ExCel site in London, Euromonitor said that national tourism is gaining popularity in the world, especially "due to higher revenues in emerging markets."

This type of inland tourism will grow at an annual rate of 18% up to 2024, up to about 19.000 million trips, compared to about 1.800 million international arrival trips.

In the United Kingdom, one of the factors that drive holidays in national territory or even from home itself - a phenomenon known as "staycation" - is the process of "brexit" or leaving the country of the European Union (EU), extended Now until January 31.

In its last edition before that retreat, the WTM, which celebrates 40 years, has more than 5.000 exhibitors from all over the world, including those of the Spanish tourist office Turespaña, the different Spanish autonomies and those of many Latin American countries.

Today, the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism of the Government of Spain, Reyes Maroto, visited the fair, which revealed its two priorities for the event: attract more British visitors, especially with purchasing power, and lead the global movement towards sustainable tourism.

With contracts for more than 3.500 millions of euros closed at 2018, the "World Travel Market" is a key event for the Spanish tourism sector, given that the United Kingdom is also its main issuing market.

Maroto said that, between today and Tuesday, he will work on "loyalty to the British tourist in holiday tourism but also to attract tourists to other segments, such as nature, sports, culture and heritage or business tourism" .

The latest data on the increase in spending in Spain, released on Monday by the National Statistics Institute (INE), confirm that progress is being made "on the right track" in order to "monetize the country's tourism offer," he said.

According to the INE, Spain received 67,1 millions of foreign tourists between January and September of 2019, which represents an increase of 1,3% with respect to the same period of 2018 -weighing three consecutive months of fall-, and its spending increased by 3% , up to 73.830 million euros.

For autonomies, the growth of an 0,6% of Catalonia, up to 15,6 million tourists, and the two declines of the Balearic and Canary Islands, due, in Maroto's opinion, not to the effect of the bankruptcy of British tour operator Thomas Cook, which has not yet stood out has been measured, but "to the fall of the German market" by the slowdown in its economy.

The United Kingdom remains the main point of emission of tourists for Spain, despite the fall registered by the effect of "brexit", which began after the referendum of 2016 and which, according to this responsible, "has already been discounted" .

The other major objective of the Spanish Government in the WTM is to "place tourism and sustainability on the agenda," he said.

To do this, Tuesday will participate in a conference with representatives of institutions such as the World Trade Organization (WTO) and associations such as the British ABTA to "align the tourism agenda with sustainability", in order to "make sustainability not a drag , but a pillar of tourism policy "